Borrowing & debt

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Equity release is on the rise – but should you risk it?
Helping your loved ones get on the property ladder is getting easier and cheaper, but it is not without disadvantages or costs

Rupert Jones and Shane Hickey

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Barclays’ error has trashed our credit ratings
The bank falsely claims our mortgage repayments are late, and can’t seem to rectify the mistake

Miles Brignall

05, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK energy bill crisis prompts flood of calls to Citizens Advice
Charity warns of ‘very difficult winter’ ahead for low-income households amid rising bills, cut to universal credit and end of furlough

Zoe Wood

23, Sep, 2021 @5:34 PM

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The surge in ‘buy now pay later’ – and why we should be worried
Fintech firms are jostling to offer millennials interest-free payment plans as they shop online. Retailers love it of course, but all this unregulated lending is ringing alarm bells

Rupert Jones and Kalyeena Makortoff

18, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Monzo unveils buy now, pay later product with £3,000 limit
Digital bank’s Flex scheme joins controversial market that allows customers to stagger payments without interest or fees

Rupert Jones

15, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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What does the record leap in UK inflation mean for me?
Jump in August to a nine-year high of 3.2% will have an impact on pay packets and savings

Hilary Osborne

15, Sep, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Barclaycard buoyed by August bank holiday spending surge
Card payment firm reports more transactions at weekend than on any day since Christmas Eve 2019

Larry Elliott Economics editor

01, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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UK homeowners repay £1.4bn more mortgage debt in July than they borrow
Tapering of stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland fuels drop in housing market activity

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

31, Aug, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Sadly, trade minister is right to say UK firms do better in foreign hands | Phillip Inman
The government should do more to strengthen British businesses to stop them from being snapped up

Phillip Inman

25, Aug, 2021 @6:34 PM

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Amigo chief says new rescue plan could save struggling firm by 2022
Gary Jennison says sub-prime lender would focus on customers’ financial health if allowed to continue operating

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

25, Aug, 2021 @12:26 PM

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Know the score on mortgages: a blemish on your credit file could cost thousands
Check with all the agencies before applying, as one blip could mean signing up to higher rates

Rupert Jones

14, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Debt and mental health: Covid has increased the pressure but help is available
Strain on finances is expected to become more acute as coronavirus support schemes are withdrawn

Harriet Meyer

07, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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